The third, and briefest, part of a trilogy called The History of the Thirteen, "The Girl with the Golden Eyes" is one piece of the vast tableaux of Balzac's Human Comedy. The "Thirteen" are a secret society. "The Girl with the Golden Eyes" contains some of Balzac's most intense observations of 19th Century Parisian society. It tells the story of a beautiful young woman seduced by a servant of "The Thirteen." The other two parts of The History of the Thirteen may also be of interest: "Ferragus," and "The Duchesse de Langeais." Each contains Balzac's sharp-eyed observations of human frailty and love.